The Shawnee Sentinel

Filed under: Other News Sources — tkm July 11, 2008 @ 15:0 pm

I am in the process of scanning in back issues of the Shawnee Sentinel. I will be putting these archived pdf files on the Sentinel page of Portsmouth Citizens Blog. To make it easy for finding and viewing I am adding the link below:

CLICK:  Shawnee Sentinel page of the Portsmouth Citizens Blog

“PDT” Reader believes mayor’s days are numbered

Filed under: PDT,Uncategorized — tkm February 17, 2007 @ 9:0 am

The Mayor and the Chief of Police would like people to believe it is just a small “Domestic Terrorist” group that believe Portsmouth public officials are not looking out for the taxpayers of our community.

See below a PDT “Letter to the Editor” by Z. Larry Jenkins, Portsmouth. At this time I would like to thank Mr. Jenkins for his time in writting this letter and would encourage other to be informed and get involved.  It takes individuals of our community like Mr. Jenkins to make a difference.

Reader believes mayor’s days are numbered
PDT Friday, February 16, 2007

Impeachment is in the air. And no, I’m not talking about the dumb-dumb who scammed us with Iraq. His time, most certainly, will come. This time, however, the talk around town, especially at Horton’s, is about our silent mayor who has angry, senior citizens chomping at the bit. And hell knoweth no fury like a caffeine-laden, tax-paying, saturated sot suffering arthritis by gastro. Imagine all of that vileness vociferously questioning (blasting) the mayor’s leadership.

Let’s recap. First, the mayor wanted a new van, which I don’t recall being on the ballot. Now the mayor further angers citizens by asking for a raise. Will next come a request for an all-expense-paid, four-week vacation in Aruba? The French Riviera?

Just playing, but Martings remains the killer. The consensus is: Martings is to the mayor, what WMD is to GW. A noose.

Further, Portsmouth, I say, is not New York City, nor the NFL or NBA with incremental deals. In Portsmouth, performance rules. Anybody gets a shot.

As for this mayor, as long as Martings stands with bulldozers nowhere in sight, and with another Christmas having come and gone, I say, our mayor walks on thin ice.

Or better yet, he’s riding a one-wheeled skateboard down the middle of Chillicothe Street with two Boone-Coleman trucks barreling and closing in pursuit.
Z. Larry Jenkins


Filed under: PDT,Uncategorized — tkm February 2, 2007 @ 15:0 pm

Thanks to the present staff of the PDT,

In my opinion:

About a year ago Bob and I cancelled our subscription to the Portsmouth Daily Times (PDT) and subscribed to the Scioto Voice. This decision was made after numerous biased articles were written by the staff, of the PDT, in order to conceal and mislead the public. At that time we felt the Scioto Voice was trying to provide a voice for the public, and not solely that of the corrupt leaders of our community.

From the time of my PDT subscription cancellation to the present, the PDT has been through three editors and two publishers. Just recently Mr. Art Kuhn was hired as their Managing Editor and Mr. Jim Freeland as their Publisher. After the date of hire of these two individuals my impression of the PDT is beginning to change. I feel the PDT writing and reporting approach has improved and this improvement is a definite plus in our community.

At one time, even as recent as a few months ago, I felt Jeff Baron couldn’t write a factual and informative article if it was given to him on a golden platter. But, what I am now beginning to grasp is maybe Jeff was just being stifled by the previous Managing Editors and Publishers of the PDT. Jeff has proven, recently, he is capable of providing accurate and informative information to the community, and not fabricated as has been the case in the past. I may even subscribe to the PDT.

My subscription to the Scioto Voice ends at the end of February, and I will not be renewing the subscription at that time.  I will not even consider subscribing to this publication, in the future, until such time they can prove positive changes to their policies and practices, which encourage their reporters to bring precise, factual and accurate news and information to the public.

Also, I wish I could cancel the delivery of the Community Common to my door step. This newspaper has always communicated biased information to the public, which at one time I felt could get no worse; but my fears have come true. In the past 6 months to a year this paper has demonstrated they can get worse. Their accuracy and biased reporting has now reached an all time low. The only thing this newspaper does is add to our waste accumulation problems.


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Filed under: Other News Sources,Uncategorized — tkm January 23, 2007 @ 21:0 pm


Doctor gets 2 years for supplying local pain clinics
By Teresa Moore – The Ironton Tribune
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 9:18 AM CST

A Cincinnati physician was sentenced to 24 months in prison earlier this month for his part in the operation of several southern Ohio pain clinics and a money laundering scheme that was derived from those clinics.

Gregory Ebner, 55, must also serve three years probation and pay a $10,000 fine.

In June 2006, Ebner admitted he worked at so-called pain clinics in Hanging Rock, Lucasville, Chillicothe and Jackson. These clinics, owned and operated by William Jewell Jr., dispensed Lorcet and Xanax after cursory medical examinations in which Ebner never checked the height, weight or blood pressure of his patients nor maintained any diagnostic equipment.

According to testimony and court records obtained from the office of Gregory Lockhart, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio, patients were charged $175-$200 per visit, which was paid in cash only, since the pain clinics did not accept any forms of insurance and would also not accept any checks or credit cards.

An investigation into pain clinic practices revealed that although patients presented a variety of ailments they all received prescriptions that could only be filled at a few pharmacies, including the South Shore Pharmacy in South Shore, Ky.

Ebner, who pleaded guilty to the charges against him, admitted to authorities he dispensed medical care that was below acceptable standards.

Jewell, of Paintsville, Ky., and another person involved in the money laundering side of the pain clinic operation, Nico Capurro, of Cincinnati, were indicted on conspiracy charges. They have pleaded not guilty and are free on bond pending outcome of their case.

A number of agencies were involved in the pain clinic investigation, including the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

(This was in a Tampa Newspaper)

Filed under: Other News Sources,Uncategorized — tkm June 3, 2006 @ 4:0 am

Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice??????

Think about it!

All we have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS?

I celebrate Christmas………..but because it isn’t celebrated by everyone…………..we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season’s Greetings.

It’s not Christmas vacation, it’s Winter Break. Isn’t it amazing how this winter break ALWAYS occurs over the Christmas holiday?

We’ve gone so far the other way, bent over backwards to not offend anyone, that I am now being offended. But it seems that no one has a problem with that.

This says it all!

This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa newspaper. He did quite a job; didn’t he?  Read on, please!


I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However…… the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the “politically correct!” crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others.

I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America!

Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants.

However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.

This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity.  As Americans…… we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language.

Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!

“In God We Trust” is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan.  We adopted this motto because Christian men and women….. on Christian principles….. founded this nation….. and this is  clearly documented.

It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools.

If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home….. because God is part of our culture.

If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don’t like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.

We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don’t care how you did things where you came from.

This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle.

Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so!

But once you are done complaining….. whining….. and griping….. about our flag….. our pledge….. our national motto….. or our way of life….. I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other Great American Freedom…..


It is Time for America to Speak up!!!!!!!

posted by tkm

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